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The Arab League

29th Arab Summit

Sunday، 15 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

The 29th Arab Summit  kicked off on Sunday 15/4/2018 in Dhahran City, Saudi Arabia, with many topics on its agenda, led by the Syrian crisis.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived at King Abdulaziz Air Base, where he was received by Governor of Eastern Region Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit and senior Saudi officials.

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Comoros's President Othman Ghazali, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan National Reconciliation Government Fayez Mustafa Al-Sarraj, Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said also arrived in the Saudi city.

The Arab leaders  discussed boosting the joint Arab action, and overcoming the running regional challenges.

Regional and international organizations had representatives in the summit, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki, EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, and Speaker of the Arab Parliament Meshaal al Salmi.

The summit  discussed several issues, including the Palestinian cause as well as the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen.

The agenda of the summit also included the Iranian interference in Arab affairs, regional and international issues in addition to anti-terrorism efforts.


Saturday 14/4/2018

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in Dammam to participate in the 29th Arab Summit, slated for Sunday. Sisi was received at the airport by Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit and Governor of the Eastern Province Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulziz.

President Sisi met Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and prime minister of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj. Sisi urged all parties in Libya to promote the country's national interests and spare no efforts to achieve stability, rebuild state institutions, and hold elections within 2018. Sisi affirmed Egypt's firm stance on the need to achieve a political settlement in the country, support efforts made by the UN envoy, and complete consensus on various outstanding issues to restore security and stability to the brotherly country and preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

President Sisi met his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Dhahran. Sisi stressed the importance of pushing the Palestinian reconciliation forward and overcoming all the difficulties facing efforts made to achieve the Palestinian people's interests. Sisi hailed distinguished relations linking the Egyptian and Palestinian peoples. He added that Egypt would spare no effort to help the Palestinian people regain their legitimate rights.

Sunday 15/4/2018

- President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi delivered a speech during the opening session of the Arab Summit and stressed full support for the Palestinian people in their struggle to attain their lawful rights.

He said that the Palestinian cause, which he called a central Arab problem, is fading amid inactivated international resolutions and conflicts among Arabs and among Palestinians themselves.

- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on the sidelines of the 29th Arab Summit. The two leaders mulled recent regional developments, especially on the Syrian arena and ways to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the Syrian people.

- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed Egypt's firm stance in support of Yemen's legitimate government. Meeting Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Sisi said Egypt supports Yemen's unity and territorial integrity. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 29th Arab Summit, concluded earlier in day in the Saudi city of Dhahran.

Monday 16/4/2018

- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed the conclusion of "Joint Gulf Shield 1" drill held in the Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud in the presence of a number of leaders of sisterly and friendly countries participating in the one month exercise. The President praised the performance of the troops participating in the Joint Gulf Shield 1 Drills in the Eastern Province of the Saudi Kingdom.

- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi returned home wrapping up a visit to Saudi Arabia, where he took part in the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran.

President Sisi's Speech in Arab Summit held in Saudi Arabia

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